Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Now that the primaries are approaching in NC and the Democratic Presidential race is getting tight, we have been receiving visits from the candidates. I had the opportunity to attend my first major political rally last night and although I had to endure 6 hours of standing, I got some unforgettable shots of Senator Barack Obama.
Posted by Darling Dexter at 10:30 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
I am headed back to my hometown this weekend for a little festival we call "Merlefest." It is going to be a little more exciting this year because this is where we are having our wedding in the fall. (Oh and I can't forget my favorite bluegrass band "The Avett Brothers" are playing tonight...so excited!!) I am having an unplugged weekend so I look forward to seeing you next week :)
Here are a few lovely photos from Anne Kristoff which can be found in her etsy store. I am a sucker for tutu's and couldn't help but share these dreamy costume photos.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Well, Whitney is still nursing sore wrists and has asked me - "the fiance" - to take over the blog for a day. I'm taking over the BLOG!! Maybe I'll change the name to Darling Dustin...the current blog title makes it seem as though our dog Dexter is higher on the totem pole than me...I guess maybe he is.
Anyways, I just finished a good read called House: A Memoir by Michael Ruhlman. The book is about the renovation of a 100 year old home by the author in his hometown of Cleveland. More importantly, its about the meaning of a home, belonging, and togetherness in this modern world. So lately, I have had a little house-lust...dreaming of bungalows and cold lemonade on a big front porch in the summer....
[Photos are from t-b: taberandrew, restoreomaha.net, roarofthefour, and stones55]
Monday, April 21, 2008
I have been in a paper mood lately considering the amount of invitations I have been creating for family and friends. So...this week I drew inspiration from the Flickr group "Good Paper Goods."
[Photos are from t-b: anemone letterpress, treatzone (s), messengerbirdpress, you can count on me, and queenbeeamy]
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than by breaking out "Amelie" and relaxing on the couch. I love this movie, the color is so rich and the plot is darling. If you are one of the last few people on Earth who have yet to see it, I recommend you drop what you are doing right now and go out and rent it..or put it on your netflix cue :)
Posted by Darling Dexter at 9:28 AM
Thursday, April 17, 2008
If you haven't noticed yet, I have been posting at a bare minimum this week. My graphic design day-job has caused my wrist to ache (eek!) so I have been trying to minimize any extra computer activity. But, I thought I would share with you a few spring polaroids I took outside last week while the weather was pleasant...we're up to 78 degrees today in NC, so there may be more where that came from :-)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I have finally decided on fabric for my bridesmaid dresses! And..I am going with a different pattern for each dress..sounds busy I know, but the dress has an empire waist and in order to keep the look cohesive, the top portion of each dress will be the same...a nice cream fabric. As soon as we actually start making them I will post more details, but for now I am just excited that we have the fabric :)
Monday, April 14, 2008
I've been in a decorating mood lately so it should come as no surprise that the flickr group I am highlighting this week is all about interior spaces. Check it out, "Fresh New Spaces."
[images are from t-b: chez larsson, mamichan, ninainvorm, resputina1, ninainvorm]
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
..for being in a clothes-posting mood lately. With the change of season, I can't help it! Especially when I casually roll over to Anthro and see this image pop up in my face.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A couple of necklines I am currently loving from j.crew.
Victoria over at sfgirlbybay mentioned it a few days ago and I would have to agree....it's time to spring decorate (not clean, decorate). I need a breath of fresh air in our little apartment so I have been searching the internet to gain inspiration. I've decided to spruce up my dining/living room and found a few resourceful photos via cottage living magazine. Oh how I would love to one day live in a little (maybe big) cottage...
So yes, a few of these photos are just me dreaming again, however, I could always draw on the color palettes :-)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
One of my most memorable experiences this summer working for martha stewart was having the opportunity to assist with a Weddings photo shoot. Anything that has to do with invitations, jewelry, and gowns .. doesn't disappointment me :-) Along with my fellow intern, Jenny, our primary task was to create and produce the balloon banners you see hanging in this season's story, "A Return to Glamour." Though you only see one or two in the magazine, we created several of these ceiling-to-floor length banners that seemed larger than life...especially when Jenny and I had to haul them from 36th to 42nd street! So heavy and hilarious :-)
A fun video entitled "A Brief Guide about Bridesmaids"
[via cool infographics]
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I've mentioned before I can't help but thrift store shop for dishes..plates..mugs..tea pots..bowls..I don't discriminate. So when I was trying to decide what flickr group to profile this week I was instantly drawn to the one entitled "Vintage Mugs."
[images are from t-b: *verito*, lena corwin, uhoh over, leslie.keating, meetmeatmikes]